June 20, 2006

First diesel-powered race-car wins Le Mans 24 Hour race

Audi R10 TDI
Audi R10 TDI. Click image to enlarge

Ingoldstadt, Germany – The new Audi R10 TDI has become the first diesel car to win the Le Mans 24 Hour race, the sixth and most important Le Mans win for Audi so far.

The company’s cars, powered by a 650-hp V12 TDI engine, were the fastest and also the most economical of the race, with one at the head of the field during the entire race. On average, the Audi drivers only pitted every 14 laps to refuel 90 litres of fuel. The R10 TDI also won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race in Florida in March.

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